When you break or lose an adult tooth, you want quick dental care to repair your teeth and restore your smile. At Tice Valley Dental in Walnut Creek, California, Dr. Sean Karimian offers expert emergency dental care to quickly repair any damage or tooth loss. Dr. Karimian is able to see patients within 24 hours, so call or make an appointment online to schedule your emergency dental care.
A dental emergency is a situation in which trauma to your mouth has broken or dislodged a tooth or caused a deep cut to your gums. The damage may be caused by an accident or even biting into a hard piece of food.
Dr. Karimian offers expert and customized dental treatments to repair or replace your damaged tooth. Depending on the nature of your emergency, he may use dental bonding to repair chips or cracks. He may also place a crown to protect a severely damaged tooth, and he performs root canal treatments to clear any debris from the interior of your tooth if you’ve sustained a deep crack. If you lose a tooth, he will reimplant the tooth in the socket or suggest a dental implant or a bridge to replace your tooth.
If you lose a tooth, you should keep the tooth moist and, if possible, place it back in the socket. If you can’t, rest the tooth between your cheek and gum, or place it in a container with milk or an American Dental Association-approved tooth preservation product. You should avoid touching the tooth root when you handle the tooth.
If you’ve broken or severely cracked a tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water and control swelling with cold compresses. Call Tice Valley Dental to let them know you’ve lost a tooth and to make an emergency appointment. Dr. Karimian will try to see you on the same day and always provides an appointment within 24 hours.
You can protect your teeth in several ways. First, always practice good at-home dental hygiene. Keeping your teeth healthy and strong makes them more resistant to damage or becoming loose. You should also always wear a mouthguard when you play contact sports. It’s also important to avoid crunching on hard candy, ice, or other hard items. And finally, never use your teeth to open or cut anything.
If you’re having a dental emergency, you can use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment, but you should also call the practice immediately to let the team at Tice Valley Dental know what happened and to find out when Dr. Karimian can see you.